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First Trax Brown Ale | Fernie Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fernie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
ferniebrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Go big with our First Trax Brown Ale! Brewed with eight specialty malts, we created a surprisingly smooth chocolaty and nutty brew. Refreshing and fulfilling, it's the perfect close to a day in the mountains all year long. Brewed with eight specialty malts this deep brown ale has a surprisingly smooth mouthfeel. Roasted malts result in a wonderful chocolaty & nutty brew.

Added by rhoadsrage on 03-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,630
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
38
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of BrandonBreakwell
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csmrx7
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is like a light porter, not so much a brown.

Pours more Cola in darkness with a rich tight head.

Smells of caramel, coffee and chocolate, no nut.

Flavour matches the nose but with a touch of nutiness and some malt sweetness.

I like it just not what I expected.

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Photo of Darandos
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cknoch
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachT
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottWestmaas
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hreb
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz can served in pint glass. Beer pours a rich cola brown and forms a huge, sweet head. Aroma is sweet and faintly nutty. Flavor is much more neutral, i.e., bland. This beer is an English Brown Ale only in the sense that it doesn't have too much flavor, which is a shame. Drinkable, but not very interesting, and only a little better than nominally a brown ale.

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Photo of imfinished
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slongie
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes: A warm, rich nutty malt flavor. Hazelnuts, toffee ... A little milk chocolate pudding. Slight molasses. Gentle grassy hops. Initial impression is quite sweet, but the palate is cleaned nicely after each sip. Body has just the right degree of chew (on the thin side of medium), perhaps more fizzy than is suitable for the style. High malt flavor marks, even if a few other aspects are a tad wonky.

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Photo of Gumbo2go
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Trax - I found this Fernie Brewing Company beer to be an enjoyable and very drinkable beer. Not anything fancy or extreme, just a solid basic brown ale which I enjoyed drinking. Light roasted barley and chocolate flavor without being overbearing. Hops were behaving well too. Had a couple during the 2015 Grape Escape event in Calgary. The team is a friendly bunch and so is the little town of Fernie, BC.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have always held a soft spot in my hear for this beer - it is one of FBC's longest-running and most consistent brews. For the longest time, it was a treat that I associated with our annual "Weekend At Fernie's" getaway, but it is now widely available. It's a decent brown ale, nothing more and nothing less. This beer is best enjoyed in a hot tub with a mountain view or at a slopeside patio while wearing ski boots. It won't let you down, but it won't amaze you unless you are in the right setting.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap while watching roller derby at the Royal City Curling Club.

Smelled and tasted of molasses. I found this overly sweet without much complexity. It wasn't really what I'd expect of a brown ale - I don't even really taste the roasted malts, it just tastes sweet. A bit disappointing.

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Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of HarveyBerger
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of RevCraig
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of 4ster
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of slimspady
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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First Trax Brown Ale from Fernie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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